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are pleased to be joined by the illinois state society of washington, d.c. and the knocks college alumni association of washington, d.c. and presenting today's lecture. i want to acknowledge and thank rob ross for his assistance in planning the event. rod -- there he is. thank you very much, rod. i want to invite everyone to attend our second african american month lecture at noon on wednesday, february 15 in room 121 of the canon house office building. you can find further information about this and other upcoming events at the back table or by going online to the society's website at uschs.org. later this year the u.s. capitol historical society celebrates its 50th anniversary. we are proud to have survived for five decades as a nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization on capitol hill. our 50 years of existence pales in comparison of the history of nox college which celebrates its 175th anniversary. i'm pleased to introduce the president of nox college which whoo will introduce today's speaker. teresa is the 19th president and the first woman president in the history of the c
established the colony on northwestern illinois. the community and school immediately became an anti-slavery stronghold. the town eventually became the most noted abolitionist underground railroad community in down state illinois. before owen lovejoy left jacksonville, however, a friend suggested to him that he head a bit farther in illinois to princeton. the congregationalist minister in the community had poor health at the time, the community was looking for a new minister. lovejoy decided to go to princeton and that decision put into motion a series of events that culminated in owen lovejoy becoming the most famous underground railroad operator in illinois, indeed one of the most famous operators across the north. when lovejoy arrived in princeton, he was initially made the temporary minister of the hampshire colony church but then he was appointed a salary of $600 a year, a rather good salary in those days for illinois. when he arrived in princeton he was introduced to a handful of people who were tied to the anti-slavery cause, particularly the bryant brothers, john, arthur and
underground railroad operator in illinois, indeed one of the most famous operators across the north. when lovejoy arrived in princeton, he was initially made the temporary minister of the hampshire colony congra guessal church, but within a year he was appointed as the regular pastor at a salary of $600 a year, which was a rather good salary for a minister in those days in illinois. when he arrived in princeton he was introduced to a handful of people who were tied to the anti-slavery cause, particularly the bryant brothers, john, arthur and cyrus, another brother of theirs was famous american poet, william cullen bryant, who at that time resided in the east, of course. lovejoy was also introduced to other bureau county residents who were actively involved with the underground railroad, the holbrooks, smiths and pinkertons. lovejay wasted no time proclaiming his anti-slavery views, but his abolitionist advocacy was unenthusiastically received by the majority of his parishioners. in fact he was warned to stop speaking against slavery or possibly face violent consequences. but gradually, du
. we have results from illinois. tonight is the illinois republican primary. polls just closed an hour ago. nbc news is declaring that mitt romney has won the state of illinois. mitt romney is projected winner in that state. latest results are 19% in mitt romney with 54% of the vote. rick santorum 28% of the vote. only 19% in right now. this is enough to project mr. romney as the winner. we'll be watching the percentages and the rankings of the other candidates as the percent of the vote increases. this is exciting. this is election night. republicans of the great state of illinois making big decision about whether to punch their ballot for newt gingrich or rick santorum or mitt romney. that's not the way it's worked at all. have you seen the ballot? have you seen what the ballot looks like that republicans were using today in illinois? it's different in every county but this is representative. let's put up the macon county ballot. if you're going vote in illinois, if you want mitt romney to be president, you can i understand indicate that mitt romney is your preference for president o
at home for staying with us in the next hour. tonight is the illinois republican primary. as ed just told you, polls closed about an hour ago. mitt romney has won the state of illinois, mitt romney the projected winner in that state. the latest results we have right now are 19% in, mitt romney 54% of the vote, rick santorum, 28% of the vote, ron paul 9% of the vote, newt gingrich, 7% of the vote. we'll be watching those percentages in the rankings of the other candidates as the percentages of the vote increases. this is exciting. this is election night. republicans in the great state of illinois making big consequential decisions whether to punch their ballot for mitt romney, rick santorum, ron paul or newt gingrich. actually, that's not the way it has worked at all. have you seen what the ballot looks like that republicans were using tonight in illinois? it's different in every county, but this is representative. let's put up the macon county ballot. if you're going to vote in illinois and you're voting in macon county, which is right in the middle of the state, if you want mitt romney t
in illinois talks about owen lovejoy. the u.s. capitol historical society hosted this 40-minute program. >> good morning. first of all, let me do a sound check. can i be heard? very good. welcome. i'm good more than. i'm don kennen, a vice president of the united states capitol historical society and it's my pleasure to welcome you to today's lecture observing african-american history month. we are pleased to be joined by the illinois state society of washington, d.c., and the knox college alumni association of washington, d.c., in presenting today's lecture. i want to acknowledge and thank rod ross for all of his assistance in planning the event and, rod, are you -- there he is. thank you very much, rod. i want to invite everyone to attend our second african-american month lecture at noon on wednesday, february 15th, in room 121 of the canon house office building. you can find further information about this and other upcoming events at the back table or by going online to the society's website at www.uschs.org. later this year, the u.s. capitol historical society celebrates its 50th an
. >>> it is a big night. the illinois primary. will mitt romney finally get it done? if he wins big, what's next for rick santorum and newt gingrich? >>> and republican budget man paul ryan youth fron"outfront." he says he's open to a trillion ondollars of new revenue. >>> let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight -- pressure is on. polls in illinois close in less than an hour. we are in countdown mode after a couple of bruising weeks on the campaign trail and two major losses to rick santorum, of course in alabama and mississippi. mitt romney has to prove he can seal the deal tonight. 69 delegates in the state. it is the second-largest delegate grab to date. to get to the magic number of 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination, mitt romney needs every win he can get. we'll go through the delegate map in a minute. it is a little more come plifktplifk pli krichlt. >>> can romney made in-roads with traditional evangelicals and tea party supporters? we'll get all that information font from our exit poll. >>> two, will santorum surprise? the latest poll actually shows
evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" tonight from new york, mitt romney has won the illinois republican primary this evening. he spoke to reporters in a chicago suburb and went after president obama as a person who doesn't share the same values. >> our future's brighter than these troubled times. we still believe in america, and we deserve a president who believes in us, and i believe in the american people. >> romney shifted into the general election mode with his big win in illinois. he turned his attention to the president's past experience as a law professor. >> yesterday, i was giving a speech at the university of chicago, not very far from here, not very far from where professor barack obama taught law. it was a speech on economic freedom. for 25 years i lived and breathed business and the economy and jobs. i had successes and failures, but each step of the way, i learned a bit more about what it is that makes our american system so powerful. you can't learn that teaching constitutional law at university of chicago, all right? >> romney really went after the president.
as my win in puerto rico last night. >> romney wins big in puerto rico and heads to illinois. it's time for gingrich and santorum to step aside. >> we have believe the the convention will nominate a conservative. >> we all know who he means. what a fraud. the jobs act heads to the senate but don't be fooled by the catchy acronym. it's just another ploy to deregulate wall street again because it worked out so well the first time. >> the latest front on the war in women. a bill that could force women who under go an abortion. >>> new york city councilmember congressman rodriguez on occupy and nypd's brutal response. >> good evening this, is monday march 19th. 233 days until the 2012 presidential election. i'm eliot spitzer sitting in for keith olbermann. mitt romney winning in puerto rico and looking for more in illinois' primary. our fifth story in the "countdown." mitt romney pulling ahead in the g.o.p. presidential race hoping for more delegates and campaigning in springfield illinois. this is what he said. >> i need only one thing from you, no, two. number one i need some of these pan
coming in. you can see right now 45% of those who emerge from the polls in illinois, in this cnn exit poll, said they had just voted for mitt romney. 35% for rick santorum. 12% for newt gingrich. 8% for ron paul. remember. this is still the early exit polls. very soon we're going to be getting more numbers. we're not yet able to make a projection based on these first round, second round of these exit polls. we're getting more. let me walk over to john king and explain what's going on. no projection yet. but it seems at least according to the early exit polls information, the new numbers in the exit polls are still coming in. looks like it's going to be a good night for mitt romney. >> every reason to believe that governor romney will win the state of illinois. if you've been with us through past primary nights, the people who just finished voting talking to the exit polls now. santorum does better in that lastaway. and often senator santorum has overperformed his last poll numbers. >> we're being cautious. >> we'd rather get it right than wrong. we can tell things if we look at the el
today." >>> here in dixon, illinois. let the voice of reagan be heard across this land. thank you very much. and god bless you. >> with the backdrop of a statue of ronald reagan in dixon, illinois, rick santorum on the campaign trail in illinois one day before the primary there. mitt romney at the university t and the u.s. economy. mitt romney winning in puerto rico over the weekend with its 20 delegates. now all roads lead to illinois tomorrow. a key primary battle in the road to the white house. welcome to hour one of "washington today" here on c-span radio. i'm steve scully. in france a massive man hunt is under way and the terrorism alert has been raised to a higher level across much of the southern part of the country. a man on a motorcycle this morning opening fire with two handguns today in front of a jewish school, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and a girl. >>> news on politics today as president obama picking up the pace of his fund raising for his re-election bid. his campaign collecting $45 million in february. nearly twice as much as the $23 million per month he averag
is pinning his hopes on a strong showing there after getting trounced by mitt romney in yesterday's illinois vote. a double digit win in illinois, outspending his opponents 7-1 in tv ads and grabbed his third primary victory in a row. cbs news estimates romney won 54 delegates giving him a total of 534 of 1,044 needed for the nomination. susan mcginnis is in washington to break down all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney is just about halfway there, almost halfway there delegateways, so strong position. illinois was a must win for both romney and santorum. despite romney taking illinois, santorum and for that matter all of the candidates, show no sign of giving up. mitt romney thanked supporters in illinois for his double-digit win over rick santorum. & >> what a night. wow. >> reporter: and immediately turned his focus to defeating president obama in november. >> it's time to say these words -- this word -- enough. we've had enough. >> reporter: exit polls showed the economy was the most important issue among voters in illinois. mitt romney says it's his number one pri
" at 10:00. "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >> thanks, anderson. big night for mitt romney in illinois based on exit polls and early votes. romney is the winner by double digits. much more of that in a moment. but look at the numbers. romney in the lead at 54%. santorum at 28%. ron paul and gingrich a distant third and fourth. we're waiting on mitt romney to speak now and second place rick santorum will also be speaking. we'll look ahead to the next stop on the primary sale. louisiana on saturday. and maryland, wisconsin, and d.c. on april 3rd. cnn's top team, wolf blitzer and john king. and gloria borger and david gergen. promoted to new york tonight. >> happy to be here. >> let's start with wolf. looks like a big win for mitt romney. how significant is illinois to his general campaign? >> if he stays above 50% in this vote in illinois, it'll be very significant. illinois being a very important state because of its population, the diversity. it's a big state. a lot of delegates at stake. he's going to do really well in illinois. clearly come out with the most delegates. rick santorum,
, illinois, rick santorum on the campaign trail. one day before the primary there. mitt romney as he talked about jobs and the u.s. economy. mitt romney winning in puerto rico over the weekend with its 20 delegates. now all roads lead to illinois tomorrow. a key primary battle in the road to the white house. welcome to hour one of "washington today" here on c-span radio. thanks for being with us. in france, a massive manhunt is under way. the terrorism alert has been raised to a hire leagher level much of the southern part of the country. a man opening fire with two handguns today in front a jewish school, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and a girl. news on politics today, as president obama picking up the pace of his fund-raising for his re-election bid. his campaign collecting $45 million in february. nearly twice as much as the $23 million per month he averaged during the final three months of 2012. the president has $75 million in the bank through the end of january. tomorrow, congressman paul ryan will be unveiling his house republican proposal. in advance of that, the hill newspap
this election like no other contest to date. >> shepard: the battle for illinois and beyond. new concerns about the mission in afghanistan. >> my question is why are we still there? >> this force is committed into a strategy that i think will work. >> shepard: the u.s. soldier accused of killing innocent men women and children. >> the investigation will be thorough. >> shepard: tonight, the latest on the exit strategy. plus, the pilot who gave his life to save five sky divers. and 75 years after amelia earhardt vanished over the south pacific. >> her legacy resonates today. >> shepard: secretary of state hillary clinton helped launch a new search for an american icon. but, first from fox this tuesday night. one hour to go until the polls close across the state of illinois. and we're watching the results from our fox news exit polls. and tonight they are showing. this mitt romney is winning among voters who say electability and the economy are their top priorities. and more than half of illinois voters tell us the economy is their number one issue. our exit polls show rick santorum is the top ch
>> the latest news and weather is always on cbs >> pelley: tonight, the battle for illinois. romney has the lead in the g.o.p. primary, but the votes are still being counted. jan crawford, dean reynolds and john dickerson are covering. i how did a shipment of fake cancer drugs get to to america from this al flee cairo. armen keteyian investigates. there's been a sharp turn today in the case of the neighborhood watch captain who killed a teenage boy. and in a neighborhood of gangs, fear, and mistrust, one man stands up to violence with a message. >> we can make a change. our communities are capable of more. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from chicago. >> pelley: and this is a special western edition. good evening. the polls are closed here in illinois in the republican presidential primary. it's too soon to project a winner yet but cbs news estimates that mitt romney has the lead over rick santorum based on exit polls and an analysis of the early vote count so far. 56% of voters today told us that the economy was the big
into illinois. pat brady is the chairman of the republican party. joining us now. a good night for santorum, pat. not such a good night for mitt romney. you are a romney supporter. what does he need to do next tuesday for illinois? what does he need to do to make sure he wins in illinois? >> i think he will do well and i don't necessarily agree. he picked up a third of the delegates and has more combined than the rest of them combined. it wasn't a bad night. he doll well in illinois and follow the mark kirk model and run as a fiscal conservative and win big here, i think. >> the most recent poll had mitt romney at 35% and santorum at 31%. is that too close for comfort? >> this is a delegate hunt right now. senator santorum is not on the ballot for the congressional district. he is eligible for 44 of the 54 delegates to be voted on. we give out 69. 15 of those are super delegates. governor romney is in good shape and the war start and he has a ground game started. he has to campaign hard and he won't win everything, but we will walk out with a lot of delegates. >> what happened where santorum did
>> hopes for silent prayer. thanks for being with us. polls in illinois are about to close. we'll get the first results of the night on the "the ed show" starting right now. >>> good evening americans. welcome "the ed show" from new york. polls just closed in illinois. the race is characterized as too early to call with mitt romney leading. this is "the ed show" let's get to work. >> each of these people running for president have given their ideas. >> it's election night in illinois and paul ryan says the candidates like his radical plan. >> you believe they will accept your budget? >> absolutely. >> republicans strategist steve smith and eugene robinson on the ryan budget's impact on the election. >>> plus, full election night coverage with stephanie cutter of the obama campaign. karen finney and richard wolf. >>> in the trayvon martin case, the fbi and a grand jury are now involved. now we know trayvon martin was on the phone with his girlfriend while he was being stalked. >> he said the man is watching him. he put his hoodie on. >> the reverend al sharpton and charles blow
reelected to congress. during the civil war lovejoy returned to illinois in order to help raise five illinois army volunteer companies. he strongly backed efforts to arm black troops during the war. he worked hard to prevent radical abolitionists of being too critical of the war policy. in february of '62 he introduced a bill for the establishment of department of agriculture. this bill gave 160 acres of man to any man or woman who paid a small registration fee and lived on the homestead for five years. during this time frame lovejoy helped pass legislation that ended the slave trade in the district of columbia. in the winter of 1863 lovejoy started to experience poor healthism even though his physical well being continue today decline seriously he pressed hard for the war effort and vigorously supported lincoln's plans for reelection. on the 16th of march, 1864 ailing badly from liver and kidney disease owen lovejoy died in brooklyn heights, new york. when portrait artist informed lincoln and the white house of lovejoy's death the president responded lovejoy was the best friend i ha
matthews in washington. leading off tonight, my kind of town, chicago is. and the rest of illinois, too. that's the tune rick santorum hopes to be singing after tuesday's illinois primary. the obama team may like to see this bop race drag on, in fact all the way to tampa. they could be rooting for santorum to nail another hole in santorum's case. also, the war on women. to republicans, it is a democratic fiction. to democrats, it is the season narrative. catch this. the tie-breaker. arizona republicans are about to pass a bill that actually allows employers to require women getting reimbursed for birth control to prove they don't plan to use them for birth control. get it? we'll try to. >>> and republicans say the price of gas could come down if only we'll drill, baby, drill. democrats say we are already drilling and the price keeps going up. who's right? >>> as if things couldn't get worse in afghanistan, karzai wants u.s. troops confined to barracks by next year. he's now questioning whether only one american was involved in that terrible massacre. is there any way out of this mess ov
on these issues of abortion rights and contraception. >> you think santorum has a shot in illinois? >> i think he might say something with his congregations and parishioners in the huge archdiocese of illinois this weekend to help santorum. i hope he hears me. i happy he doesn't do it, but i think he's thinking about it because he is hard right on these issues, santorum is hard right. this could be the final test for the ability of the more sectarian people to voice themselves. it's going to be fascinating in chicago to watch the politics next tuesday. >> a lot of catholics in illinois, no doubt. let's get back to alabama. reverend, you have just spent time in alabama. these were the key voting groups for rick santorum. 49% of working women, 42% of under 40-year-olds. 41% who consider themselves ver conservative. 40% with income under $30,000. what do you make of mitt romney not being able to connect with any of these voters down there? i mean, does this really exclude him in many republican circles? >> i think it does. i think that he was very, very badly wounded tonight, mitt romney. i think th
a 45-35 margin. rick santorum can stop explaining. illinois polls put romney in the lead. dog owners nationally having second thoughts about the former massachusetts governor. illinois having second thoughts about their paper ballots. many reported their ballots will have to be trimmed down or counted by hand, meaning results should be delayed. romney hoping to add to his lead in delegates. gingrich and paul showing he should do that with ease. a public policy polling tally gingrich and powell far back. rick santorum telling an audience that his campaign is bigger than the issues that define the election. >> i don't care what the employment rate is going to be. my campaign doesn't hinge on it. it's something for foundational that's going on here. >> gas king romney springing on santorum's error like a dog on a car roof. >> people running also for the republican nomination today said he doesn't care about the unemployment rate, that doesn't bother him. it does bother me. i want to get people back to work. >> after saying he wished he had a do-over he did it over. >> of course i care a
investigation. >>> it's super tuesday. i'm chuck todd. a packed show. since the campaign's in illinois we'll hear from the president's top political strategist david axelrod later. mitt romney shopping that decisive win in illinois will quiet talk the republican nomination fight could end in the first contested republican convention since 1976. rick santorum needs a victory somewhere that proves he can win a, an away game." illinois is one and has a serious shot at the nomination. on the trail in illinois, the candidates are making closing arguments. >> this is not something i learned about in a subcommittee of congress. i'm not about economic lightweight. president obama is. we're not going to be successful in replacing an economic lightweight with another economic lightweight. >> why do you vote differently from what you know is best? those going to washington, oh, they compromise, don't stand up. don't have convictions. well, how about you? >> those 11th hour appeals were overshadowed by this sound bite. a challenge to the argument that republicans should pick a nominee with the creden
in illinois. back to the midwest where if you look at the demographics, should be a romney state. >> puerto rico is this coming sunday. >> huge. >> and then illinois is a week from now on tuesday. >> i think i need to go to cover it. >> in fairness to mitt romney, he's still away head in the delegate count. he's got more than all of the other candidates combined so far. >> and this isn't the way they wanted it to be right now. if they do go across the finish line, they're going to crawl across the finish line. let me read you something peter hamby wrote -- political reporter peter hamby. from a senior adviser to newt gingrich floated this. get this. newt gingrich and rick santorum would be a powerful team against barack obama. now, do i believe for a minute that's going to happen? no. but interesting. >> if senator santorum wins he's going to pick the guy who said he's not ready for primetime and nobody in congress? uh-huh. >> right. but this comes from a gingrich version because they're looking for alliances right now. they need some friends. >> what i like to do to scare my friends is ref
grandholm and you are watching "the war room." today the gop candidates stepped up the battle for illinois. we have the very latest on tomorrow's primary from chicago. plus your right to free speech is coming under attack. and we'll tell you about new legislation aimed at restricting public protests in georgia. former assistant secretary of state, jamie reubin, will join us about the problem of ending the war in afghanistan. it's a political problem, a real problem. this is the "war room." come on inside! ♪ >>> so if you believe the latest polls mitt romney is going to easily win tomorrow's illinois gop primary. look at this. rasmussen, rommy at 41 santorum at 32. there's a lot of polls out. public policy polling. 15-point spread. romney 45 santorum 30. and arg has cut romney at 44 santorum at 30. gingrich and paul just really trailing. here is what it looks like in illinois. first of all the facts are that the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average, a full point. 54 delegates are up for grabs. santorum goofed up again in terms of getting on congress
is in illinois tonight, a state with a struggling economy, an unemployment rate higher than the national level, and one of the worst credit ratings in the nation. james nowlan is a senior fellow at the institute of government and public affairs at the university of illinois. tonight with us in chicago. jim, welcome to the program, nice to see u.. >> good to be here. >> tom: two big issues for republican voters, regardless of the state. the economy and social issues. which of them is driving illinois republicans tonight? >> i think about 2/3 of the voters will resonate to the economy and about one-third generally in the central and southern illinois to the social issues. >> tom: with that in mind, the illinois state finances are in terrible shape, as the federal candidates walk through the land of lincoln. the budget deficit in your state is 13 billion this year, unfunded liabilitys, $83 billion. what role are state financing playing in this national contest? >> i think that illinois is generally aware that illinois is a fiscal basket case at the state level so, anybody who presents a business
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